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Yoohyun Jung

Hawaii Prison Reformers Call For New Approach To Guard Training Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison Reformers Call For New Approach To Guard Training

An overhaul of the training program is competing with many other priorities.

SLIDESHOW: Emotions Run High At Memorial Service For Slain HPD Officer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

SLIDESHOW: Emotions Run High At Memorial Service For Slain HPD Officer

Tiffany Enriquez, shot to death on Jan. 19 while responding to a call in the Diamond Head area, was honored by law enforcement, family and friends Thursday.

Homeless Man Forced To Lick Urinal By Police Files Civil Lawsuit Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Homeless Man Forced To Lick Urinal By Police Files Civil Lawsuit

Two officers pleaded guilty in the case last year and are now being sued.

Prosecutor Candidates Promise To Restore Trust, Change Culture Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prosecutor Candidates Promise To Restore Trust, Change Culture

Policy-wise, the five candidates didn’t always agree, but they all agreed that public trust needed to be regained.

Hawaii Innocence Project To Host Prosecutor Candidate Debate

Hawaii Innocence Project To Host Prosecutor Candidate Debate

Five candidates are expected to participate in the Tuesday debate.

Lawsuit: Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death Department of Public Safety Corrections Division

Lawsuit: Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death

A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that guards at Kulani Correctional Facility failed to render aid to a dying inmate and that it only came to light when another inmate came forward.

Guns Found At Home Where Two Cops Were Killed Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Guns Found At Home Where Two Cops Were Killed

They were not registered to any of the residents of the home, police say.

New Prison Oversight Commission Has A Full Plate Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

New Prison Oversight Commission Has A Full Plate

Off to a slow start, the new commissioners say they want to take a wide-ranging look at the entire criminal justice system.

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’

Legislators kicked off the 2020 session united with the governor to tackle the cost of living. The question is whether their bold ideas will become reality.